2003-09-06 Sven Ottke w pts 12 Mads Larsen, Fair Hall, Erfurt, Germany - IBF/WBA

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2003-09-06 Sven Ottke w pts 12 Mads Larsen, Fair Hall, Erfurt, Germany - IBF/WBA. Referee: Pete Podgorski. Scorecards: 115-113, 115-113, 114-114. Facing a southpaw for the first time the champion had some difficulty in fathoming Larsen (167½) out initially, but with good footwork and classy countering, especially with rights to the body, he began to get on top. Although it had been expected that the hard-hitting Larsen would show more in the middle sessions he continued to miss wildly at times, there being only one winner at the final bell. Once again Ottke (168) had proved to be the master of just doing enough to win.